Goodbye, Colorado

I can’t believe the summer is over!

Ries’ last day at HPE, I convinced Gus to go back to our favorite park one last time. I have to be honest, I got emotional. We have so many nice memories here starting in May when it was too cold for wearing just a sweatshirt (it snowed our first week here!) and I was so sad that Gus stopped wanting to go about a week or two before we left. (I think he can sense the transition and move coming.)

Saturday, we managed to drive to Boulder to get organic palisade peaches one last time. We also walked around Pearl Street and tried out a new sandwich shop. Then we went over to Mike’s Camera shop to look for photography supplies. After stopping at Mike’s we went on a hunt for bubble tea (there really aren’t any bubble tea shops in Colorado!) and found bubble tea, as well as one of the only poetry cafe’s in the country.

Sunday, we went out to breakfast at Urban Egg, and went to Scheels to say goodbye and it happened to be “Kid’s Day” so there was a lot going on. After Gus took a nap, we went to Fort Collins to say goodbye to Old Town and accidentally stumbled upon NewWestFest. We walked around for a bit, and then picked up Freddy’s and drove up to Horsetooth Reservoir for a sunset picnic, one of the items on our Summer Bucket List.

Monday, we drove to Breckenridge. We left after Gus woke up from his nap, which meant we hit Denver rush hour traffic. We took an alternate route that doubled our two hour drive, and arrived in Breckenridge late that night.

Tuesday, we explored Breckenridge, which was difficult with a stroller, as the entire town is protected as a historical town and cannot be altered (not even to add a ramp, making 2/3rds of the town inaccessible to anyone in a wheelchair, motorized scooter, or stroller. I was displeased.) We went to our hotel for Gus’ nap and went back out to do a short hike at Sapphire Point. We got rolled ice cream for the first time at Stir Pan Creamery, which was great.

Thanks for reading!

-A